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Skepticism and Hope as USA Gymnastics Enters Post-Nassar Era

The new USA Gymnastics logo is displayed during the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Tampa on Aug. 19.

The new USA Gymnastics logo is displayed during the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Tampa on Aug. 19.

Photographer: Mike Carlson/AP Photos

Tampa, Fla. (AP) -- The blue and red flames of the new logo USA Gymnastics unveiled this week are designed to symbolize rebirth. They might as well double as a metaphor for the self-inflicted damage the organization has endured for the better part of a decade.

The Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal shook the sport's national governing body to its core. Hundreds of victims of abuse at the hands of the former national team doctor came forward to tell their stories, some of them highlighting a toxic culture that allowed Nassar to hide in plain sight for decades.